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There are 10 ways to get from Bologna to Paris by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Bologna to Paris CDG  •  4h 35m

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Paris CDG (CDG) BLQ - CDG

76€ - 275€

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Bus via Genoa  •  22h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps Baltour / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia > Nice - Airport > Cannes > Toulon > Aix-en-Provence > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine

45€ - 60€

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Train to Florence, fly to Paris CDG  •  5h 33m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Paris CDG (CDG) FLR - CDG

84€ - 955€

Train to Florence, fly to Paris Orly  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Paris Orly (ORY) FLR - ORY

70€ - 318€

Train to Venice, fly to Paris CDG  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Paris CDG (CDG) VCE - CDG

52€ - 267€

Train to Venice, fly to Paris Orly  •  6h 48m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Paris Orly (ORY) VCE - ORY

53€ - 220€

Train  •  8h 46m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv

128€ - 236€

Train via Milan  •  9h 46m

  1. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Paris Gare De Lyon Tgv

135€ - 236€

Bus  •  14h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Bologna to Paris N521

50€ - 60€

Drive  •  10h 17m

  1. Drive from Bologna to Paris Gallieni 1064.1 km

130€ - 190€

Bologna to Paris by train

The train journey time between Bologna and Paris is around 12h 16m and covers a distance of around 1069 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 32m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce and TGV inOui, the Bologna to Paris train service departs from Bologna Centrale and arrives in Paris Gare De Lyon. Typically 11 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bologna to Paris train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Paris is to bus via Genoa which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 22h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Paris is to fly which costs 75€ - 280€ and takes 4h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bologna and arriving at Paris. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 14h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Paris. However, there are services departing from Bologna Centrale and arriving at Paris Gare De Lyon via Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 46m.

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The distance between Bologna and Paris is 839 km. The road distance is 1064.1 km.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Paris without a car is to train which takes 8h 46m and costs 120€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4h 35m to get from Bologna to Paris, including transfers.

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Bologna to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bologna station.

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Bologna to Paris train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Paris is to fly which takes 4h 35m and costs 75€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 240€ and takes 8h 46m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 60€ and takes 14h 50m.

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  • Distance: 839 km
  • Duration: 4h 35m

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Paris, France?

Air France, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Bologna to Paris 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Paris Bercy via Torino Porta Susa in around 8h 46m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bologna to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 240€
Flights from Florence to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 380€
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 340€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Venice to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 120€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Bologna to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 350€
Flights from Florence to Paris CDG via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 600€
Flights from Florence to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 270€
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 550€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 380€
Flights from Florence to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 360€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Bologna to Paris CDG via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 390€
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 550€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Flights from Florence to Paris CDG via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Paris CDG via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 300€
Flights from Venice to Paris CDG via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 420€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 90€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
27€ - 40€
Base Standard
50€ - 70€
Base Premium
60€ - 90€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 21€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
19€ - 21€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Paris Gare De Lyon
Ave. Duration
7h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 150€
1st Class
140€ - 170€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bologna to Paris
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 60€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to Genova - Piazza Della Vittoria-Lato Palazzo Inps
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
Baltour
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Bologna to Genova
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
16h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Blablabus

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The quickest flight from Bologna Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 45m.

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Bologna to Paris bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Paris station.

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Bologna to Paris train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Paris Gare De Lyon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Paris is 1064 km. It takes approximately 10h 17m to drive from Bologna to Paris.

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Air France, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Bologna Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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Book your Bologna to Paris bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 2413+ hotels available in Paris. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Bologna Airport is to shuttle which takes 7 min and costs 5€ - 26€.

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